The upcoming reign is a 14th c reign, with a high persona Coronation, so I've been working on a couple of things to augment what I do have, and being able to go as period as possible has been my aim with this particular project. (Plus, up until this point, I had nothing that quite … Continue reading 14th Century Hairpins
Secret Project Roundup
I mentioned in Teaser! that I had a lot of secret projects. And most of them came to fruition yesterday. So, this post will be all about those secret projects. My house has been the Pelican medallion factory as of late. One of those was presented last week at Master Mathurin's ceremony. It's small, about … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup
Making Norse Festoon Dangles
I've written in the last entry that Calontir is in a Norse reign, and as a result of that, I got to do some research in bits and pieces for Her Majesty Ylva to give as tokens. As I can't make all of them myself, this entry will serve as a way for those who … Continue reading Making Norse Festoon Dangles
The upcoming reign in Calontir is a Norse one, and I've been assisting a bit in researching largesse items. I've also been working on some other items, so come along with me on what I've been doing so far. First thing up is researching small token items that Her Highness could give out. After putting … Continue reading Sailing Northward
I frequently am asked about where I get my supplies for paternosters. This post will serve as a source page, and also show where I generally poke around for suppliers. Of course, this is not the end-all of suppliers, but I have found that these suppliers are easy to work with, and are budget-friendly. I'll … Continue reading Paternoster Supplies
Back from Birka!
I am back from Birka! It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that's us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit about beads and paternosters, and have a lot of fun. I also received my awesome … Continue reading Back from Birka!
Spiral Brooches – Greek
I've been on a bit of a Greek thing lately, but for good reason: the current reign here in Calontir is Greek-themed. As a result of this kind of inspiration (which, lots of Greek things influenced the Romans which influenced the Byzantines who were Roman but spoke a lot more Greek in an official context. … Continue reading Spiral Brooches – Greek
Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
Over the weekend was Queen's Prize Tournament, which is a time for Calontir artists that do not already have a Grant of Arms or above (so, Laurels, Silver Hammers, and Calon Lilies cannot participate as an entrant) to make something and get feedback from judges. I've been making glass-headed pins since I got my Hot … Continue reading Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
Gulf Wars Largesse
This year, I was requested to make something "kickass" for a largesse gift basket for Their Majesties Calontir to give to their recipient kingdom. It didn't have to be big. But it did have to be neat. So, given that my mundane job has taken up much of my spare time (I'm actually writing this … Continue reading Gulf Wars Largesse
A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
I've been juggling a couple of things lately, including three scroll commissions from the outgoing queen of Calontir, and learning how to use my new lampwork torch. I also entered a blank border contest. So, after my trip to the Middle East, I was inspired by the many, many, many Qu'ran pages I saw at … Continue reading A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
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